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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,140 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #27

Nov 112011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles


For the past 3 weeks I have been smelling gas while driving and stationary, first the smell was very faint but as the weeks have passed by the gas smell is so strong that I am getting frequent headaches. My problem is the same as all the rest of them, on the passenger rear side. I am really concerned because I use my Equinox to drive my daughter to and from school everyday. If it is affecting me as an adult, I can't imagine what it is doing to her, it is very alarming to me that I have read a ton of complaints on line for the same make and model vehicle, and there has not been a recall. Please issue a mandatory recall to fix whatever this issue is!

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #26

Sep 302011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that there was a leak in the fuel pump, causing gas fumes to be exposed. A local mechanic diagnosed that there was a leak in the fuel tank. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 106,000.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #25

Oct 222011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles
Gas leaking from fuel tank somewhere on the top of tank or hoses of fuel system. Which can cause auto to catch on fire should someone toss a cigarette out the window on highway. Checked online it usually happens after warranty is up. Was at dealer getting oil change when notified.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #24

Sep 292011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


07 Chevy Equinox lt- 60000 miles on it. This vehicle is only drove to work and back. We got to smelling gas really bad Thursday 09/29 when I would enter the vehicle. Put gas in on Friday 9/30 and while car was running you could see the gas leaking. I called the dealership they could not tell me if the problem would be covered under warrenty. But they could tell me it would be $200 just for them to look at it, and if it wasnt covered under warranty then $1000-1500 to fix the problem. We called the dealership back and told them where it was leaking... the parts dept isnt sure what to order. Im not spending that amount on an I think this will fix it. I am also being told you can only order this part through Chevrolet.

- Danielsville , GA, USA

problem #23

Sep 162011


  • 83,500 miles
Vehicle smells like gasoline even after vehicle sits overnight. Smell gets worse after driven. Nothing is visibly leaking from vehicle. I googled "gas smell 07 Equinox" and am amazed that this is a problem with numerous 07 Equinox owners. Of course my vehicle is now 16 days out of warranty, so any repairs from GM's faulty product will now be at my expense. Ridiculous that it is happening with so many vehicles, all under 100K miles and GM has yet to recall and correct their crappy product. My guess is they are waiting for someone's vehicle to catch fire and injure or kill someone before they try to do anything about it. Next time, I will buy Honda again. Almost 200K miles on my 99 civic and never had any issues with it.

- Falmouth, VA, USA

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problem #22

Sep 172011


  • 71,000 miles
Bad fuel smell at the rear of vehicle. Fuel dripping from fuel tank. After removal of fuel tank a leak was found common to pressure line connected to top of fuel pump. Note: The exhaust pipe is routed under the fuel tank and could have caused a fire. First noticed the car would not start on first attempt. Did not notice the fuel leak until the car was parked in the garage and had filled the garage with fumes.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #21

Oct 012011


  • miles


Have had my 2007 Equinox since 2009 with a few problems. Stabilitrac light coming on....A/C not turning on....window washer fluid not spraying. But today, out of nowhere, a gas smell. No visible leak, just the smell. After searching on line and seeing numerous complaints about the same problem, I wonder, do I try and find out the problem through a mechanic and probably spend a fortune or wait to see if a GM realizes there is a problem and wait for a recall.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #20

Sep 272011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Husband got home and parked in driveway. I got home about a hour later and parked behind him. When I got out of my car I could smell gas. It was coming from the right passanger side of his car. There was no gas on the ground. I called GM to see if this is covered under my warranty and they did not know. I was told by a someone at GM that several of these cars were recalled for this but mine was not one of them. I took my car to the local Chevy dealer and they told me it could be $1000+. I called GM and filed a complaint. They said they would call the dealership and call me back. I have not yet heard from them. My husband had to rent a car in the meantime. This sounds like a safty issue to me. GM should repair this problem.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #19

Sep 152011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles
My wifes car started to smell like gasoline on 9/15/11 on the outside. At first we thought it was maybe a little gasoline that had spilled. Later that night she parked the car inside the garage and later went back to get something out of the garage and it smelled very strongly of gasoline. She called me and we decided to take the car outside of the garage. I personally checked the outside of the car everywhere for a possible leak as well as the garage floor for any gas leak, but found nothing. We started to worry and immediately went online and typed in "my 2007 Chevy Equinox smells like gas" and hundreds of complaints came up for that same year/make/model in regards to the fuel system with the exact symptoms. Today 9/16/11 my wife experienced the other symptom most people were talking about online which is the car struggles to turn on. We are very scared and believe something should be done because this is a huge safety issue. Living in Florida where it gets very hot when it comes to gasoline it is not something to joke about. My wife also travels with my 2 1/2 year old and it scares me that something worse might happen. Hopefully this can get resolved asap. In the meantime she will be driving my car until we can resolve the issue.

- Davenport, FL, USA

problem #18

Sep 102011


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked, he noticed a massive amount of fuel leakage on the ground. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated the fuel tank exhibited a crack and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Landsdowne, PA, USA

problem #17

Sep 072011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


Raw gasoline leaks onto the ground from about 12" forward of the right rear tire and 14" toward the center of the vehicle.

- Crosby, TX, USA

problem #16

Aug 252011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 125,208 miles
My wife started smelling gas after driving our 2007 Chevy Equinox. At first we thought it was a possible loose gas cap, but after checking the smell became worse over the next couple of days. I did some further checking on the internet and found a possible problem from others that had the same problem. I looked up under the vehicle and found a fuel leak coming from the top of the gas tank and running down the side next to the fuel fill neck that's located very close to the exhaust system. At that point we stopped driving the vehicle and called our local Chevy dealership and where told that it was most likely a fuel pump issue and we needed to bring it in to have it looked at. The guesstimate cost is about $1000 parts and labor if that was the problem. I decided to remove the fuel tank myself since I have been a mechanic for 20+ years. I was correct that it's a cracked in the fuel pump pipe on the top of the gas tank that's part of the fuel pumpassembly. The leak was soaking the electric connectors for the fuel pump and running down the tank next to the exhaust system. I contacted the local Chevy dealership and was told that my vehicle was out of warranty and they have not seen an issue with this before. The top of the tank is very protected. There is no signs of damage from something from the road that might have hit it or anything else that may have caused this problem other than stress from normal use. As I searched the internet more for this issue I have found very many complaints about this issue and who knows how many that have not been reported. This is a serious fire issue and I feel it should be investigated.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #15

Aug 122011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 59,418 miles
My mother inlaw and wife have a 2007 Equinox with 59 thousand miles on it smelt gas fumes for a while now it is pouring gas from top of gas tank can not drive she is 75 years old have to take her every where in bored car.can not afford to have it fixed

- Rio Vista, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 202011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 80,500 miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Equinox and I smell gas fumes but there is no leak. I started smelling the smell of gas over a month ago. After driving the fumes are really strong. There are no visible leaks just the smell of gas. The smell is on the right side were the gas cap is. I checked the gas cap and it is closed properly. I took the vehicle to a mechanic and after diagnosing with a smoke machine he found the leak to be coming out of the pressure relief hose behind the rear tire wall on the passenger side. He replaced the vapor canister ($98.59 + tax & labor) that is suppose to prevent any pressurized gas vapors to recycle back into the gas tank. The smell is still there! any advice would be helpful.

- San Elizario, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 142011


  • 73,138 miles
On Thursday 14 June 2011 I thought I had smell gas in my truck. Had my husband to lay down an look under the truck and he said it was wet. The fumes of gas is getting stronger by the day. I really getting afraid to drive my truck that bi really enjoy driving. It seem that this has happen to other. Is there not been a recall on this problem because for that just to happen all of a sudden is strange and dangerous I think. What can you tell me that might help.

- Va, VA, USA

problem #12

Jul 132011


  • 105,000 miles
2007 Chevrolet Equinox lt, noticed raw gas smell coming from right rear of vehicle. Took to repair shop and was advised that the plastic gas tank had a crack in it where the neck goes into the tank. Upon checking online I see other people having same problem. Contacted Chevrolet service and got no where. Had repair shop replace tank with new tank. With numerous complaints seen on same problem it seems like there is a problem with tank. Also is a safety risk with gas leaking out of side of tank for possible fire

- Alachua, FL, USA

problem #11

Jun 162011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 98,657 miles
Aprox 2 weeks ago I started smelling gas coming from the back passenger side of the vehicle. Smell has progressively gotten worse over the last 2 weeks. Took the vehicle to a Chevy dealership on 6/27/2011 and they have stated that they would need to drop the fuel tank to determine the exact issue which is one of 3. one being the circle ring on top of the tank, a fuel module, or a crack in the gas tank. They examined the entire vehicle and there is nothing that would have caused any of these items to go wrong. I have googled and seen where there are several consumers that have had the same issues with their 2007 Equinox's. I asked the dealership if there is a big risk in driving the vehicle like it is. Their answer was that anytime gas fumes are present it presents risks. Every night when parking the vehicle in the garage, the next morning the gas fumes are tremondously concentrated (this is with all the garage windows open to vent the garage). As of 6/27/2011, there has been no repairs done on the vehicle. I feel with the several compliants that I have seen for this issue, this this should a safety recall in which Chevy needs to correct.

- Centralia, MO, USA

problem #10

Jun 102011

Equinox 6-cyl Diesel

  • 74,255 miles
My married daughter(3 small kids) recently started smelling gas at the right rear of her 2007 Equinox(74,000 mi). Inspection by local dealer revealed gas tank seam near pump/sending unit assembly separated & leaking. Vehicle is still within power train and emissions warranties but GM is only willing to cover cost of new tank(not officially under either warranty, just as a "good will" gesture) leaving $500 in labor for her to pay. Per NHTSA website, there have been multiple instances of this problem which could only be described as a component failure / manufacturing defect. Given the potential for a fire and/or explosion, GM should view this as a potential P/R nightmare and do whatever is necessary to rectify the situation(to include a loaner vehicle). Local dealer has been very helpful but it's GM's place to do the right thing rather than taking 'partial responsibility'. two or more similar problems reported to NHTSA have been covered under warranty. Compared to the cost of a recall(or god forbid, a fire), repairing each of these as they happen without hesitation would be an insignificant expense for the manufacturer(and very good legal advice, I might add....) updated 07/20/11 the consumer stated upon further inspection at another dealership, it was in fact discovered that the fuel pressure line at the sending unit was cracked and leaking. The problem was corrected and all parts and labor were covered under warranty. Updated 08/02/11

- Clinton, MS, USA

problem #9

Nov 012010


  • 44,000 miles
I have a problem with my 2007 Chevy Equinox smelling like gas inside and outside on the passenger side of the vehicle, no noticeable damage to the vehicle, I took it in for a recall on the airbag sensors and the dealer noted the smell of gas, I have no warranty and cannot afford to take it to a dealer sounds like this is a defect that should be covered by GMC. Is GM going to wait until someone's Equinox goes up in flames for them to admit it is a defect. And they called me to trade it in for another one, not.

- Az, AZ, USA

problem #8

Feb 262011


  • miles
Started smelling gasoline after leaving my 2007 Chevy Equinox parked for a long period of time. Then my Equinox had difficulty starting after being parked overnight. Took it into the dealer, and they found a cracked fuel tank and a leak in the fuel pump. The cost for the fuel tanks was $1,000, but the dealer was able to apply a one-time GM safety fix, where I only paid $200 and GM covered the rest. The leak in the fuel pump was covered by the warranty.

- Tomball, TX, USA

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